Fiji Time: 5:27 PM on Sunday 25 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

There is still time

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

FOLLOWING the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report this month, Fijian climate change activist and 350.org Pacific spokesperson Fenton Lutunatabua has called on large developed nations to take action now and begin using renewable energy.

The IPCC report was launched on April 13 in Berlin and Mr Lutunatabua, in response, said it detailed that a change in attitude by larger nations was paramount.

"The latest IPCC report shows that there is still a chance to save our homes, but only if Australia and the rest of the world take ambitious action to switch from dirty fossil fuels to a renewable energy system," Mr Lutunatabua observed.

"Everything we have and are is at threat from climate change. Most terrifying is the threat of losing our islands to sea level rise."

He said villages were already being relocated because of climate change impacts.

"Many of us are coastal peoples, and the sea level rise we have seen in recent decades has been enough to put hundreds of villages around the Pacific on a knife-edge.

"Unless we stop polluting the atmosphere with greenhouse gasses, and rapidly phase out fossil fuels, then it becomes entire islands that we will lose."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64540.6264
JPY 50.542247.5422
GBP 0.37700.3690
EUR 0.44140.4294
NZD 0.68380.6508
AUD 0.65060.6256
USD 0.49670.4797

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd September 2016

nd August

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rawaca out
  2. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport
  3. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad
  4. 9 down, 41 to go
  5. Rio 7s victory celebrations
  6. Radar clocks 147km/ph
  7. Traditional friendship
  8. A-G: Proper documentation imperative
  9. Tourism Ministry inks a deal with university
  10. Positive turnout

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Pastor makes case in rape trial Wednesday (21 Sep)
  5. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  6. Under-20 named Tuesday (20 Sep)
  7. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)
  8. Fijian pride Friday (23 Sep)
  9. Appeal fails Tuesday (20 Sep)
  10. Taliga's Nike deal Friday (23 Sep)